FoolMoon and FestiFools in Downtown Ann Arbor
Handmade lantern sculptures invade this Washtenaw County city, April 5 and 7, 2013, for some family friendly foolishness and fun!
Photo by Myra Klarman
The first of April brings April Fools' Day, but the first weekend in April brings foolishness afoot in a more festive way – thanks to FoolMoon and FestiFools, which returns to downtown Ann Arbor, April 5 and 7, 2013, for even more fabulous fun.
Kick off the weekend with the third annual FoolMoon at dusk on Friday. Luminary creators converge at three different Constellation Stations: Kerrytown, Slauson Middle School and U-M Museum of Art at 8 p.m.
From there, the pageantry begins as light-hearted, larger-than-life luminaries caper through the streets alongside futuristic "Mouths" and "MoonPops," arriving downtown in front of Grizzly Peak Brewing Company.
The foolish fun continues when Theo Katzman (the former My Dear Disco front man) performs live on the Fool's Main Stage. Then make way for DJ Matt Altruda as he takes over the fun and keeps you frolicking in the streets long after the FoolMoon comes up.
Sunday brings more delightfoolness when the FestiFools invade downtown Ann Arbor on Main Street between Williams and Washington streets.
U-M students and a legion of volunteers worked foolishly and feverishly for the past year, creating amazing new puppets sure to flabbergast even the most foolhardy festivalgoers – so don't be late! The puppets start parading at 4 p.m. sharp for only one hour.
TimeFoolery is the theme for this year's parade. So dress up as your own take on time and join the tomfoolery, cheering on the colossal, papier-mâché puppets as they prance through the streets.
Both events are free.